Adi Alsaid was born and raised in Mexico City. He attended college at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After graduating, he packed up his car and escaped to the California coastline to become a writer. He’s now back in his hometown, where he writes, coaches basketball, and makes every dish he eats as spicy as possible. In addition to Mexico, he’s lived in Tel Aviv, Las Vegas and Monterey, California. His books include Let’s Get Lost, Never Always Sometimes, and North of Happy.
A teen relationship columnist struggling with writer’s block in the wake of a devastating breakup decides to chronicle the planned breakup of another couple.
The summer after senior year is not going as eighteen-year-old Lu Charles expected: after her longtime boyfriend unexpectedly breaks up with her, Lu can’t write a single word, despite the fact that her college scholarship is tied to her columnist job at hip online magazine Misnomer. Then, she meets Cal, a handsome, charming and decidedly un-single stranger. Or is he?
Cal’s ever-practical girlfriend Iris is looking ahead to her first year of college, and her plans do not include a long-distance boyfriend. When Lu learns that Cal and Iris have planned to end their relationship at the end of the summer, she becomes fascinated and decides to chronicle the last months the couple will spend together. Though Iris refuses to grant permission for Lu to write about them, Lu becomes obsessed with the couple, and how they survived the same issues that doomed her relationship. Her best friend Pete warns her that she should focus on finding a topic to write about, but Lu can’t seem to think about anything else.
The closer she gets to the couple, the more she likes them, and the more she wants to write about them. It’s helped her not think about Leo, and though her deadline approaches, along with the consequences of losing her job and her scholarship, Lu cannot shake the desire to focus her column around them. The summer unfurls, and Lu discovers what it really means to be in love. On the page, or off it.
Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak is a touching exploration of love and how it shapes us both during a relationship and after it has ended.
On Sale Date: April 30, 2019 – Harlequin Teen